Archive for February, 2012

This week is Barrel Week at Town Hall Brewery! A highly anticipated event where each day features a different barrel aged version of some of their beers. All beers are aged in some kind of whiskey barrel, from classic standbys like Jim Beam and Jack Daniels to smaller producers like Buffalo Trace and Eagle Rare. I went […]


Saturday night was Sa. da. tay. An impromptu tasting developed in my basement Saturday night with David, Narth Müeller, and Uncle Steve. We started with Heady Topper, an amazing double IPA from The Alchemist in northern Vermont which I mentioned in the last post. Narth brought a bottle of Avery Eighteen, a dry-hopped rye Saison brewed for Avery’s […]


I never thought I would taste a beer that even matches the venerable hop bomb known as Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing Company. But I have. The name is Heady Topper, from The Alchemist Brewery based in Waterbury, Vermont, and hop bliss is the game. This double IPA packs a lupulin punch with […]


I jetted into LaGuardia for a short New York visit last Thursday morning and started making my way over to my friend’s place in Hoboken to kick off his 30th birthday celebration. He informed me earlier that he wouldn’t be available until early afternoon, so I took the opportunity to check out some sights, grab […]


I have been amazed with the quality of beer coming out of Central Waters Brewing from Amherst, Wisconsin. I initially tried their IPA, red ale, pale ale, and stout, and while they were all decent, none really stood out except the stout, Satin Solstice. Recently, I have been diving into their barrel aged and high gravity brews […]